(as) quick as greased lightning

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(as) quick as greased lightning

1. adjective Incredibly quick or speedy. Mary was quick as greased lightning as she raced out of the room to avoid being caught by the teacher. Did you see that martial arts expert? Those kicks were as quick as greased lightning! I hear that roller coaster is quick as greased lightning, so I really don't think you're going to like it.
2. adverb Incredibly quickly or speedily; as fast as possible. Mary raced out of the room as quick as greased lightning when she heard the teacher coming. Wow, this car drives as quick as greased lightning ever since you put in that new engine! Good luck beating Chris in the race—that dude runs quick as greased lightning.
See also: grease, lightning, quick
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